Fram & Sax News & Cat Care May 2018
01 May 2018
A Cats Protection 'Paw-some Afternoon Tea' event is a great excuse to get together with your family, friends, work colleagues or school mates to indulge in some tasty treats to raise money to help the unwanted cats and kittens in your area. Your afternoon tea style is up to you – just ask your guests to donate a few pounds for their tasty treats all in aid of Fram & Sax Cats Protection. If you would like to host a tea party at any time to help the Framlingham and Saxmundham branch, please call us and we will arrange for a host pack to be sent to you.
Date for the diary: We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, 27 May, at the RSPCA Family Fun Day, Martlesham. 11:30 to 15:30.
Feline care: Grooming your Cat: Most cats will spend a significant part of their day grooming. The cat’s tongue is covered with backward-pointing spines, perfectly designed to groom coats effectively, removing loose hair and dirt.
Grooming performs several important functions: circulation is stimulated; muscle tone is improved; fur is smoothed down for better insulation; glands at the base of the coat are stimulated to waterproof the fur; sebum is spread evenly which helps to waterproof and protect the coat and skin; helps removes parasites, and in hot weather, the saliva they spread during grooming assists in keeping your cat cool.
Your cat will remove large amounts of hair itself when grooming but if you get involved on a daily basis, particularly when your cat is moulting, you can remove the majority of the hair and prevent the formation of hairballs. It also provides the opportunity to give your cat a quick physical check for lumps, bumps or parasites. The whole process can be very therapeutic for both of you and should be a positive way of reinforcing your bond.
Grooming from an early age will ensure it becomes a normal part of their routine. As they age, cats may get stiff so might not be able to easily reach to groom themselves. Regular cat grooming is an important part of your caring routine throughout the whole of your cat’s life. For a shorthaired cat, a brief brush once a week should be enough, while longhaired cats will benefit from brushing once a day to avoid matting, knots and excessive hair ball build up. Matting can be very uncomfortable and even painful for cats, so your help will definitely be appreciated. Whichever type of coat, you will find a huge range of brushes and combs available from your favourite pet store or vet.
Cat Quotes: “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.”Jim Davis (cartoonist, Garfield). Can't argue with that!
Looking for a home: Ronnie is nearly four years old and is an affectionate boy who likes lots of attention and cuddles. He loves going out and about but does not stray too far from home. Could you offer Ronnie his new home? https://framandsax.cats.org.uk/framandsax/adopt-a-cat/?cid=212741